Despite rapping out 10 hits and limiting the host-team
With the loss, Aberdeen's fourth straight after a Friday-night victory over Brooklyn, the IronBirds fell to 2-7 on the year, and through Tuesday were at the bottom of the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division.
Aberdeen's three pitchers, starter Jorge Rivera, David Richardson and Enrico Jimenez, were stingy with the hits, surrendering just two singles and a double, but they ran into problems with walks, as the three issued eight combined bases on balls.
Rivera was saddled with the loss, going three innings in which he allowed two earned runs on one hit, struck out three and walked four. Richardson went three innings out of the bullpen, giving up two unearned runs, striking out three and walking one, while Jimenez closed out the game with a two-inning stint in which he recorded three strikeouts and walked three batters.
Aberdeen's lone run came in the top of the second, which Torsten Boss led off with a bunt single. Creede Simpson followed with a single to left, Doug Bream loaded the bags with a base hit up the middle and Sam Kimmel brought Boss home from third on a ground ball single to right field.
Simpson went 3-for-4 with a double in the loss, while Bream was 2-for-4 with a double. Aberdeen's Anthony Caronia, Roderick Bernadina and Lucas Herbst all went 1-for-4 with a single.
The IronBird lineup struck out 10 times, and was 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position.